Mary J. Blige: “I Wouldn’t Adopt”

More and more celebrities seem to be turning to adoption these days – but don’t expect singer Mary J. Blige to be one of them.

Speaking to People magazine at last night’s New Yorkers for Children event, the 38-year-old Grammy-winner said, “I don’t think I’ll do foster care or adopt, to be quite honest. I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that [would be] poor parenting on my [part].”

Mary, who was an honoree at the event, is already a very proud step-mom to her husband Kendu Isaacs’ kids Jordan, 11, and Nas, 10.

“One [Jordan] is a film director already – she’s working on it. That’s her goal,” she revealed. “And the other [Nas] is a philosopher, a public speaker. He speaks very well already.”

She may have ruled out adoption or foster care, but Mary does plan on helping kids who are in need.

“I wouldn’t adopt, but what I will do is give my time and go and try to be there for people,” she says.

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  • Anonymous

    That’s a really bad headline. Makes her sound like she’s got a problem with adopting, like they wouldn’t really be her kids, when in reality she just has a bunch of kids she’s already responsible for and doesn’t have time to do a decent job on any more.

  • antigoniem

    Kendu also has an older daughter. She’s in her 20’s but they don’t speak to each other.

  • Anonymous

    Well at least she is being honest with herself and her the child that needs to be adopted. Hell, as old as she is (not an insult) she probably doesn’t have the patience for children any more. There is nothing wrong with that.

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